Benefits and Costs of Outsourcing Your Learning
A few years ago, I kabob’ed three of my fingers together by shooting them with a large nail gun. I was teaching myself carpentry.
After the medical costs related to surgery, the cost of my building project was far more than the cost of buying or hiring someone.
But now I know how to build stuff. No regrets. Education incurs costs, including time, money, and pain.
If I had hired someone to teach me, however, I would now have full use of my fingers and I would have saved money. I also would have LEARNED FASTER.
Hire a sensei. The word sensei comes from 先, before and 生, meaning lived: someone who has been down the path before, so can teach from experience.
Go ahead and listen to experts, buy books, read blogs. Learn from others’ mistakes (like mine).